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Environmental Protection Reaches New Heights with Peregrine Falcon Program

EKPC's peregrine falcon program is giving these rare birds of prey both a safe home and a new lease on life.

The project started in 2006, when a wooden "falcon box" was installed over 600 feet high at EKPC's Spurlock Station. A pair of these falcons took up residence that year and 19 chicks have hatched there over the last seven years.

Projects like this have encouraged peregrine falcon population growth to the point that this federally-protected bird has been removed from the national Endangered Species list.

"It's partnerships like this that make a real difference in maintaining and protecting threatened wildlife species," said CEO Tony Campbell. "We will continue to support efforts to protect the peregrine falcon."